Grigorenko returns to Russia; Howard back to Griffins
/ Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT - The Red Wings today announced forward Igor Grigorenko has been assigned to UFA of the Russian Super League. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard has been re-assigned to the Wings AHL affiliate the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Grigorenko, 24, was selected by the Red Wings in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Grigorenko was (0-0-0) in five games with the Griffins.
Howard, Detroit’s second round selection (64th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, has a record of (3-1-0) along with a 3.00 goals against average and .902 save percentage in four games with the Griffins this season.